Jerzy-POMIANOWSKI.jpgJerzy Pomianowski

European Endowment for Democracy

Jerzy Pomianowski took the leadership of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) after serving two years as Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister, during which he notably co-ordinated the country foreign policy democratisation agenda - a flagship initiative of the Polish EU Presidency in 2011 that included the establishment of the EED. Earlier, as the director of OECD-UNDP’s Partnership for Democratic Governance (2008-2011), Jerzy supported countries destabilised by armed conflict or natural disasters. Prior to that, he launched Poland Aid (2006-2008) and worked as Director General of the Polish Foreign Service (2005-2006). He began his career as a civil servant in 1990 and is a former Ambassador to Japan (1997-2002). Between 1980 and 1989 he was an active member of the democratic opposition in Poland.

European Endowment for Democracy